Photo: Frauke Berg
After a long period of preparation, we (Oliver Gather and journalist Christian Ahlborn) started work on the “Zettelkasten“ project on 09.11.2011. Together with the Jewish community of Marburg and the Society for Christian-Jewish Cooperation, we looked for people who have been intimately associated with the former Jewish community of Marburg. Our search led us to Israel …>
For more than one year, the artists Oliver Gather and Stefan Nolte explored the living conditions of the residents of the city of Heilbronn and the ideas they have about communal life in their city …>
Car Spam Card Collection, 2011, alder, glass, paper, approx. 100x150x120cm Photo: Peter Podkowik
Ausstellungssituation im Showroom Tina Miyake, Düsseldorf 2011
The Car Spam Card Collection consists of nearly 1.000 different cards distributed by second-hand car dealers all around the city. Picked up in the streets, they are presented in custom-made storage boxes, reminding the observer of a collection of urban butterflies. Addressing the obsessive aspects of the specialized collecting of objects of value, the work at the same time also concerns itself with the more general question of how a different use of urban space can engender a fresh perspective on it.